Physicians did not know how to treat the disease

Lessons from the 1918/1919 Influenza Pandemic

April 9, 2020

Coronavirus interview with leading historian Susan Kingsley Kent


Exhibit celebrates a century of female suffrage in America

Feb. 8, 2020

One of those stories is Hazel Schmoll, an alumna who became the first CU Boulder graduate to land a Vassar faculty position.

HannaLore Hein

CU alumna becomes Idaho’s first woman state historian

Dec. 4, 2019

She was inspired partly by CU Boulder’s Patty Limerick, who has served as Colorado state historian

Hong Kong

Hong Kong rages against the dying light, expert says

Oct. 18, 2019

Historian to speak at CU Boulder Oct. 23 on protests against growing control by China.


Immigration is central issue for new state historian

Aug. 31, 2019

The topic is timely and important, but discussions about it are mired in ideology and falsehoods, says William Wei, CU Boulder and state historian.


Pulitzer-winning historian gets NEH award for book on Sacagawea

Aug. 29, 2019

CU Boulder’s Elizabeth ‘Lil’ Fenn is one of 15 intellectuals nationwide to receive a Public Scholar award.

Map of Oyo's Collapse, 1822

Maps of fallen kingdom shed light on Atlantic slave trade

June 13, 2019

New maps of pre-colonial Africa provide context on the slaves who departed from the Bight of Benin


CU historians named American Council of Learned Societies fellows

April 11, 2019

Scholars to use awards to support research of imperial legacy on standardized testing in the Middle East and adult adoptions and family formation in Japan.


Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies

Feb. 6, 2019

Let Us Now Praise Famous Gullies uses the unlikely story of Providence Canyon—and the 1930's contest over its origins and meaning—to recount the larger history of soil in America.



Jan. 28, 2019

This Atlantic world history centers on the life of Juan Nepomuceno Prieto, a member of the West African Yorùbá people enslaved and taken to Havana during the era of the Atlantic slave trade